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Raison D'Être - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,048 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 4,048
Reviews: 1,766
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 70
Gots: 267 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A deep mahogany, Belgian-style brown ale brewed with beet sugar, raisins and Belgian-style yeast.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-09-2001)
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baos

Indiana

5/5  rDev +36.6%

Von den Anmerkungen.

12 oz bottle into favorite Trappist glass.

First let me just say that this was the brew that got me back into drinking craft brews. I was really into this in the early nineties and kind of got burned out and just drank either Pabst in the bottle or High Life in the bottle when i wanted more maybe i would have a Dos Equis amber. This beer took me back to where I belong.

A: Nice copper color with 3 finger tan head.

S: Scorched caramel popcorn.

T: Awesome. A sweet caramel molasses taste, then rum, then a pleasant dry finish. The high alcohol content is masked perfectly. Gives you a nice wine flush in the face.

M: A very good medium body.

D: A one

11-26-2007 00:06:24 | More by baos
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DeadGuyRyan

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.6%

08-04-2012 13:47:40 | More by DeadGuyRyan
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Chetti

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +36.6%

09-30-2012 04:07:17 | More by Chetti
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Dafoz44

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-21-2011 01:52:13 | More by Dafoz44
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StephN

Georgia

5/5  rDev +36.6%

03-15-2013 10:12:40 | More by StephN
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BrewVet

Maryland

5/5  rDev +36.6%

03-17-2012 20:58:46 | More by BrewVet
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setonhallbluehen

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-28-2011 03:38:10 | More by setonhallbluehen
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Brew33

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-01-2011 14:34:32 | More by Brew33
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hellcatsjg

Virginia

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-18-2011 00:43:40 | More by hellcatsjg
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kmatlack

California

5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-04-2011 18:39:59 | More by kmatlack
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-01-2011 19:27:06 | More by Bmoyer0301
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the1hammer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-12-2011 15:25:59 | More by the1hammer
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prlykens

Colorado

5/5  rDev +36.6%

04-16-2013 03:27:27 | More by prlykens
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JCicero08

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%

06-18-2014 02:17:45 | More by JCicero08
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DeliriumDuck

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-26-2011 18:51:54 | More by DeliriumDuck
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mbiang

Indiana

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-23-2011 20:37:47 | More by mbiang
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BeerTaster727

Florida

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-18-2011 14:55:59 | More by BeerTaster727
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Mr_Alphabet


5/5  rDev +36.6%

03-22-2012 00:52:24 | More by Mr_Alphabet
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marty717

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.6%

08-25-2012 17:58:50 | More by marty717
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hopley

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +36.6%

04-19-2013 02:57:48 | More by hopley
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thearsenal

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.6%

11-18-2011 18:45:49 | More by thearsenal
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spikechiquet

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-24-2012 07:57:57 | More by spikechiquet
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bolgiano

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-15-2011 03:30:32 | More by bolgiano
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gio540

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-02-2011 09:06:05 | More by gio540
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benmiliron

Ohio

4.97/5  rDev +35.8%

$9.99 for a 6-pack.

Of all the US-made Belgians I've had, this is by far the best. It smells divine, like flowers, raw sugar, and alcohol-soaked fruit. Beautiful fragrance. Taste is spectacular, Belgian-like but more than unique enough for DFH. Having brewed with raisins, I can tell they're in there, but masked behind candied fruit and a nice mild hop.

Simply wonderful beer from DFH, easily a top five beer for me.

03-17-2004 00:14:04 | More by benmiliron
Raison D'Être from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 4,048 ratings.